Masterchef judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace decided to award the 2022 winner’s trophy to 31-year-old Eddie Scott, who certainly impressed them during the intense final challenges.
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kitchen master 2022 has crowned Eddie Scott as this year’s winner, making him the 18th amateur cook to claim the prestigious title.
Succeeding at a time when the nation cooks at home and tries new recipes more than ever, Eddie faced fierce competition from 44 other contestants.
Through seven weeks of culinary challenges and an exciting final competition, producing exceptional food dishes along the way, Judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace awarded Eddie the MasterChef Trophy.
Of his win, Eddie, 31, said: “It’s everything. I feel like my whole life has been building up to this point. I can’t believe I’m standing here as the MasterChef champion. It’s been the most stressful thing.” And the most pleasant! I feel like I just discovered who I am as a cook. It’s the best feeling I’ve ever had.”
John added, “Eddie is nothing short of a culinary powerhouse. His love of classic French food mixed with the spices of India has really made us stand up and take notice. He’s daring, he’s adventurous, he doesn’t play it safe.”
Gregg then said, “I think we just saw the birth of a future great chef. Eddie impressed from the moment he stepped foot in this kitchen. He barely messed up during the competition.”
Speaking about why he decided to go on MasterChef, Eddie said, “I sat through the show for years telling myself I should apply. I wanted to be in front of John and Gregg to see what I could really do.”
“I think every hobby chef secretly dreams of having the opportunity to be on a show like MasterChef, to have that opportunity to completely change your life into what you love to do!”
Eddie faced stiff competition in the final week from runners-up Pookie Tredell and Radha Kaushal-Bolland, as well as Sarah Rankin, who was among the final four and left the show on Wednesday night.
The Final Three were tested beyond anything they had ever experienced, to prove to John and Gregg that their skill, tenacity and culinary style were worthy of success in the intense final challenges.
After tasting Eddie’s final dish, Gregg told him, “When I look at you, I honestly can’t imagine you doing anything other than cooking, you’re a born cook. I couldn’t give you a higher compliment.”
Eddie lives in Beverley, East Yorkshire with his fiancée, Nami, but grew up in a small town in Leicestershire, Newton Harcourt.
He spent eight years as a navigation officer in the Merchant Navy traveling the world and has piloted ships on the Humber for the last five years.
Eddie’s love of cooking comes from a family with a passion for food, from his mother’s baking skills to his father’s experimental dishes to his grandparents’ perfection of Punjabi classics, all of which inspired him to learn more. in the kitchen.
“All our best memories were cooking together, traveling and eating together,” she said of her family.
Looking ahead after his MasterChef win, Eddie said: “Everything in my life has been building to do something about food. It would be amazing to be able to cook in a top restaurant and with the most famous real Awadhi chefs in Luck now.” .
“It would also be exciting to write about food or even do some more television. What I would really love is to have my own restaurant, share my memories of food and nostalgia.
“I always knew that one day I wanted to pursue a career in food and now MasterChef has made me realize that this can be a reality.”